Rocky Balboa

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"It ain't over 'til it's over."
  • PG
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.1  (230,625)
  • 63

Rocky Balboa (2006) is a sports drama directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also stars in the film reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa. The movie features Antonio Tarver as the current undisputed heavyweight champion, Mason 'The Line' Dixon, and Milo Ventimiglia as Robert Balboa Jr, Rocky's son. The story takes place years after Rocky's retirement from boxing. Rocky now runs his restaurant named after his late wife, Adrian. He is a lonely man who still lives in the same house where he raised his family. He visits the local zoo regularly, where he meets Marie (Geraldine Hughes), the sister of his friend Paulie (Burt Young).

One day, a computerized simulation of a boxing match between Rocky in his prime and Dixon is shown on TV. The simulation raises questions about who would have won if they fought. Rocky is inspired by the simulation and decides to return to the ring and prove that he can still fight.

Rocky's decision to come out of retirement shocks everyone, including his son, who is initially against the idea. Meanwhile, Dixon is having problems with his public image, as people see him as a champion who has only fought weak opponents. Dixon's management team proposes a match between Dixon and Rocky as it will significantly raise Dixon's credibility and will give Rocky the chance to prove himself one last time.

Rocky starts training for the fight, and Adrian's memory, which he thought was buried deep within him, resurfaces, providing him with the old familiar drive and endurance. Rocky's methods of training and determination inspire the younger boxers at the gym. As the fight approaches, Rocky is confronted with doubts and fears, but he refuses to quit.

The final fight scene is exhilarating, and as the two boxers fight, their mutual respect for each other becomes evident. The fight is intense, and the audience is on the edge of their seats throughout the fight. The film ends with Rocky returning to the zoo and visiting Adrian's grave, where he talks to her about his struggles, and finally finds peace in his heart.

Rocky Balboa is a classical tale of the underdog and a tribute to a character that has stood the test of time. It's a movie that shows that age can never stop you from achieving your goals if you have the right amount of determination and perseverance. The movie avoids the common stereotype of sports dramas and instead focuses on the human side of Rocky's character- his struggles, his losses and his triumphs. If you're a fan of the Rocky series or a sports drama fan, Rocky Balboa is a must-watch.

In conclusion, Rocky Balboa is a heartwarming and emotional movie that tells the story of Rocky's final fight. It's a movie that evokes feelings of admiration and sympathy for the main character, who manages to overcome his doubts, fear and old age to compete one last time. It's a classic tale of the underdog that will warm your heart and leave you feeling proud and inspired.

Rocky Balboa is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 63.

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    7.1  (230,625)
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